Notification of Development Squad Selections for 2021

Following the recent Speed Championships in Mount Maunganui and Lead and Para-climbing Championships in Rotorua, we are pleased to offer athletes places in the Climbing New Zealand Open Development Squad and Climbing New Zealand Youth Development Squad.

We have compiled the attached file which lists all development squad selections for the year. This includes the Youth and Open development squad selections from the earlier Bouldering Competitions.

Reminder of the criteria for Speed selection:
Speed qualification criteria – Top 5 placing in each category, plus a time less than or equal to (time in seconds):
Open Male 10.000 Open Female 13.000
Junior Male 11.000 Junior Female 14.000
Youth A Male 12.000 Youth A Female 15.000
Youth B Male 12.000 Youth B Female 15.000

Reminder of the criteria for Lead (and Bouldering) selections:
Automatic selection of the top 25% Open and top 40% of Youth of eligible athletes invited to be a member of the 2020/21 NZ Development Squad. Discretionary selections can also be made, refer to the policy for details.

The Speed and Lead selections are still interim and subject to appeal.

Climbing New Zealand selection processes are documented in our selection policy page on our website, please refer to this in the first instance if you have questions. The actual policy document is on our web page here.

Any athletes wishing to appeal the selection process, appeals need to be made within 2 working days of this post being notified to all climbers. Please ensure that you refer to the section 7 of the selection policy, and send any appeal to .

Congratulations to all those athletes selected.

Richard Waldin
Climbing New Zealand

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